CDSS in the Press


Media Kit

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is proud to represent Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. For all media inquiries, please contact Kristen Halpen, Marketing and Communications Manager.

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News Releases, Statements, and Responses

2021 News Releases, Statements, and Responses

March 21, 2021: Investigating how fitness could be one of the most powerful but overlooked tools to improve cognition for people with Down syndrome.

January 11, 2021: CDSS Letter to Minister of Health, Requesting Vaccine Priority Access for Specific Age Groups of the Canadian Down Syndrome Population

January 14, 2021: CDSS’s Statement Regarding Ongoing Work with Canadian Government Bodies & Officials Re: Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout

January 13, 2021: Global News Morning Toronto – Down Syndrome community at greater risk of COVID-19, pushing for vaccine priority

January 14, 2021: CBC News Hamilton – Pandemic has been ‘very hard’ on families of people with Down syndrome, advocate says

2020 News Releases, Statements, and Responses

September 14, 2020: CDSS Response to Potential Cuts to Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Supports in Alberta

April 3, 2020: Human Rights Statement: A Response to the COVID-19 Crisis in Canada Focusing on the Health & Well-Being of Persons with Down Syndrome

2019 News Releases

November 4, 2019: CDSS Launches “Project Understood” Together with Google as Part of Canadian Down Syndrome Awareness Week 2019

March 15, 2019: World Down Syndrome Day Activities Across Canada

2018 News Releases

November 13, 2018: Endangered Syndrome Campaign Update

November 6, 2018: CDSS launches “Endangered Syndrome” campaign to coincide with Canadian Down Syndrome Week

June 21, 2018:Response to 10-year-old migrant girl with Down syndrome separated from family

May 24, 2018: Response to Families demanding to keep sheltered workshops alive

March 19, 2018: VATTA and World Down Syndrome Day 2018

March 19, 2018: The Canadian Down Syndrome Society invites you to participate in World Down Syndrome Day 2018

March 15, 2018: Response to The Washington Post’s opinion article: “The real Down syndrome problem: Accepting genocide”

February 14, 2018: Response to The Globe and Mail’s article: People with disabilities deserve more than just a cute Gerber baby”

February 7, 2018: Response to the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

January 23, 2018: Response to Netflix’s comedy Special “Tom Segura: Disgraceful” 

January 11, 2018: Non-invasive prenatal testing and Down syndrome

2017 News Releases

June 26, 2017: Canadian Down Syndrome Society wins 10 awards at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

March 13, 2017: Canadian Down Syndrome Society to present at the United Nations on World Down Syndrome Day

March 13, 2017: Tillsonburg’s Matthew MacNeil to speak at the United Nations on World Down Syndrome Day

2016 News Releases

October 11, 2016: Wayne Gretzky and Joey Moss want Canadians to #SeeTheAbility!